A/N: Okay guys here's the sequel to Violets. I hope you enjoy it.
Chapter 1- Gone
The seven of us were flying high looking for shelter for the evening.
"How about there?" Angel said pointing at a hidden cave in the side of a mountain. I tapped the back of Iggy's hand to tell him to follow me. We all glided down into the cave and immediately set to work making it suitable to stay in. Max and Fang we out in search of fire wood, Iggy and Gazzy started on a fire (of course) and Angel, Nudge and I started laying out the sleeping bags. After Total's wedding and the adventures/near-death-experience of last month we'd decided to lay low and go back on the run. Sort of. It was a lot more like camping than running from an evil cooperation. Total and Akila were staying behind to enjoy married life.
The past month had been the best of my life. Not that I'd really had a very great life before that. Iggy and I were still together. Quite happily I must add. I'd stopped arguing with Max and we'd found we could actually get along quite well. Who would have thought? Things between Fang and I were getting less awkward by the day and we were starting act more like brother and sister. Nudge, The Gasman and Angel were starting to feel like younger siblings too. Life was good.
"There. The cave is complete." Said Nudge laying out the last sleeping bag. "It probably won't get into the pages of a lifestyle magazine but it will do."
"I think it's cute." Angel mused.
"Yeah, it's really flammable too." Gazzy said mischievously. The logs in the fire started to light up. "Success, just say it we are awesome." Gazzy cheered and high fived Iggy.
"So that's everything." Iggy said. I saw Max and fang returning with armloads of wood.
"Pretty much." I told him. He came up behind me and put his arms around my shoulders, so my back was leaning against his chest. Even though we had been together for over a month now it still sent shivers down my spine whenever he and I touched and I don't think that would ever change. It was just how it was between us.
"So, I guess we've got some time to kill." I said
"Yeah, how about we tell everyone we're going to 'find some food' and in reality go make out in the woods." He said this quietly so the others didn't hear. No, he hadn't changed much. But I liked him this way.
"Sounds like a plan to me."
"Hey, guys were going to go find a supermarket or something, we'll be back in a few hours or so." Iggy announced to the flock and we flew off together. This was the life. Flying on a sunny day, with a light breeze and the guy you were crazily in love with flying closely beside you. It didn't get much better than this. We landed in a tall tree, perching on a wide branch that hung out over a lake. I dangled my feet out over the water, taking in the moment.
"Have you though anymore about looking for Arabella?" Iggy asked shuffling closer to me. I rested my head on his shoulder and he put an arm around me. We had talked a little about my mom last night while I was on watch. Iggy had stayed up with me. I told him that maybe I wanted to find her.
"I don't know. I want her to know that her children are alive and relatively well and of course I want a mother. By then I don't want her mixed up in all of this. Also there is the risk that she turns out like your parents. There's just so much to consider."
"I'll support whatever you want to do."
"I know, that's why I love you." We sat in silence for a while.
"The one thing I want see more than anything is you."
"Thank you, I'm flattered. But I'm not that much to look at."
"Come off it Violet, I know that you are stunning. I just get jealous sometimes."
"Anyone who can see you when I can't."
"Hey, what's brought this around? What's the matter?" This was the first time he'd mentioned anything like this. There was the occasional 'I wish I could see you' once a week or so, but he'd never gotten angry like this about it.
"It was yesterday, when we were out having lunch. And those guys starting calling out to you. Calling you hot and stuff."
"Those guys were disgusting. Calling out to me like that when I was on a date with my boyfriend." I emphasised boyfriend to let him know that I was his girlfriend and no one else's.
"I agree, I wanted to go over and hit them. But they could see you."
"And who would I rather have looking at me. My boyfriend whom I love to pieces or some random guys who hit on me in a restaurant?"
"Yeah, I know. But sometimes I think I'm not good enough for you."
"How could you even think that?"
"Because you deserve someone who can tell you you're beautiful and have evidence to back it up. You deserve someone who you don't have to look out for all the time. You deserve someone who will take a bullet for you. Not the other way around." I sighed loudly and put my arms around his neck and looked directly at him.
"Is this all about that again? Because I've told you time and time again. I had to do it. I love how you just assume I'm beautiful without evidence. I like looking out for you, and I know that you listen out for me. There is no one who I would even look at because I've got you. You and I are perfect together. Okay?"
"You're perfect for me."
"Good. I don't want to hear anymore of this 'I'm not good enough for you' crap anymore. Because you're more that good for me. You're my pyromaniac."
"And you're my grasshopper."
"Exactly." I kissed him to take his mind off things. It worked immediately. He responded by wrapping both arms around my waist and kissing me back. After we stopped Iggy laid his head in my lap and I ran my fingers through his hair, the way he liked.
"Has angsty Iggy gone away?" I asked.
"Good, I much prefer happy Iggy." He smiled then frowned and sat up.
"What?" I said worriedly. He held a hand up. I took this as signal that he was listening out of something and stayed silent.
"I can hear a helicopter." He whispered as I started to hear it too. "We need to get out of here." But as he said this a single helicopter came into view, and guess who was controlling it.
"Oh crap! He can do everything. Omega is driving the helicopter." I muttered.
"Get behind here." He pulled me onto a branch that was behind the trunk of the tree. But it was too late. They had already seen us. M-GEEKS started jumping out of the helicopter and jumping into the tree. Iggy and I leapt off the tree and unfolded our wings. But an M-GEEK grabbed onto Iggy's leg. He tried to shake it off but another grabbed his other leg. More held onto his arms. I grasped at the only part of him I could hold onto, his wing. But the M-GEEKS kicked and shoved me into the tree. My head slammed into the wood and I fell out of the air. When my vision stopped spinning I looked up and saw the M-GEEKS dragging a struggling Iggy into the helicopter.
"Hurry it up you stupid machines! Mr Chu wants him in the lab, ready to be experimented on tomorrow." said my voice from the inside of the helicopter. The Clone. I flew after them, seeing red. But as I got close, my clone grabbed the front of my shirt.
"Not this time Violet. He's not getting away again. Take one final look at your boyfriend. Because this is the last you'll ever see of him." she growled at me. I looked over at Iggy who was being tied up and gagged. I wished I could comfort him. He was trying to be tough but he looked terrified. I glared into the eyes of my clone. She gave me a very fake grin.
"Goodbye." My clone said this in a sickly-sweet tone before she kicked me hard into the stomach. All the air was knocked out of me and I was sent plummeting back down to earth. I hit the surface of the water with a massive splash. I sunk deep down into the river but as soon as I stopped sinking I started swimming back up. As soon as I broke the surface I took a deep breath and looked up. The helicopter was already flying away too far of me to catch up. I felt my heart slowly breaking. I wanted to sink deep down into the water and never come up for air. Eventually I started swimming to the shore. I crawled up the rocky shore coughing and spluttering. I collapsed on the stones and I felt something soft enclosed in my hand. I opened it and found a golden feather. One of Iggy's. Grief and guilt overwhelmed me and I blacked out.